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I’m not exactly sure where my path in life will take me. But one thing is certain: Bethel has helped to prepare me for whatever may come.
Ben Histand ’11


Class reunions provide an opportunity to return to campus to connect with friends, see new facilities, enjoy special events and relive memories of years gone by.

Members of classes celebrating their 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th and 45th reunion year are invited to gatherings the Saturday of Fall Festival. Reunions are at various locations on campus, though some hosts invite their classmates to their homes.

Members of classes celebrating their 50th, 55th or 60th anniversary gather for special reunion dinners on the Saturday of Alumni Weekend. Staff members host a Heritage Class meal for those observing a 65th anniversaries and more. Classes sit together at the Alumni Banquet, where special recognition is given to the Golden Anniversary class.

In addition to class reunions organized by the Alumni Council, individual academic departments organize coffees for their majors at Fall Festival, some in conjunction with lectures by departmental alumni.

To view a current list of your classmates, go to the Alumni Directory and search by class year only (no names in the search boxes). Complete lists as well as other reunion information may also be requested from the alumni office.

Bethel Night at the Jewel on Main

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

Bethel College invites all alumni, friends of the college, and family members of all ages to Bethel Night at the Jewel on Main, 707 East 4th Street, Tonganoxie, Kansas, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.

During a 6–6:45 p.m. dessert reception, participants may visit with President Perry White, Dalene White, Director of Alumni Relations Dave Linscheid, other alumni and friends while enjoying desserts and beverages, courtesy of the BC Alumni Association. The goodies will be local – from Sweet Treat Bakery, Tonganoxie, with sugar-free and gluten-free options available.

From 7–9 p.m., singer/songwriter and Bethel alumna Roz Royster McCommon ’93 will perform a variety of originals (pop, Latin, rhythm and blues, gospel and a little country) with her full band, Soltri (saxophone, guitar, drums, congas, bass, keyboard).

For reception planning purposes, please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 5, by phone (316-284-5251) or email. Tickets to the performance are $10 per person. Call 316-284-5251 with credit card information by Feb. 5, and the tickets will be ready at the door that evening.

If their plans are uncertain, alumni and friends may also attend the reception last-minute and buy performance tickets at the door.

Alumni Gatherings

In addition to class reunions and other alumni events on campus, each year the Office of Alumni Relations plans alumni gatherings in the United States and/or abroad, often in connection with choir tours, regional and national church conventions related to Mennonite Church USA, African-American Alumni Association planning meetings or other special regional events.